Blue Is The New Orange As Guantánamo Preps For New Prisoners, Maybe ISIS Fighters

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, CUBA Earlier this month, in a drill shrouded in secrecy, prison guards practiced for something that hasn’t actually happened at Guantánamo in a decade. They rehearsed receiving a new war-on-terror detainee. Medical evaluation? Check. Notification of the International Red Cross? Check. Assignment to a cell? Check. Security and more security. Gone […]

Canada To Legalize Recreational Marijuana

The Canadian Senate has passed a bill to permit the possession and use of marijuana for recreational purposes in a landmark decision. The bill now must obtain royal approval before becoming law. The bill would permit the possession of 30 grams of dried cannabis, however age restrictions are expected to follow those relative to alcohol. […]

British Spies Hacked Computers In Syria To Shut Down An Islamic State Online Terror Manual That Gloated About The Manchester Bombing

British spies and soldiers have hacked into computers in Syria to shut down an Islamic State online terror manual that gloated about the Manchester bombing. Cyber experts in the UK managed to erase the pages as they were being created 3,000 miles away. The mission came amid fears the Rumiyah publication was being used to […]

Pakistan Has More Nuclear Warheads Than India: Report

STOCKHOLM: Pakistan now has 140-150 nuclear warheads as compared to 130-140 of India, with China hovering around 280, as per the latest report of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), which was released on Monday. According the report, the world’s nuclear powers are reducing their arsenals but they are also modernising, putting a fresh […]

Secrecy Lifted on Kim Jong-un’s Latest China Trip

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s latest China trip was surrounded by none of the secrecy that marked the last two visits, with Chinese media freely reporting on his arrival on the arm of his wife Ri Sol-ju. Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan welcomed the Kims at a ceremony at the Great […]

China Cuts US Investments By 92% Amid Escalating Trade War

The US market saw a significant plunge in investment from China in the first five months of the year amid a growing trade row between the world’s two largest economies. Chinese investments totaled $1.8 billion from January through May, representing a 92-percent drop against the same period a year ago. That’s the lowest level in […]

FBI Launches Probe Into FETÖ Terrorist Network In 20 States

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu announced yesterday that Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) launched investigations against Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ) in 20 U.S. states. In a televised interview, Çavuşoğlu said his ministry was informed by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about the investigations though he did not elaborate on the subject of investigations. The […]

Trump’s Military Drops a Bomb Every 12 Minutes, and No One Is Talking About It – Editorial

We live in a state of perpetual war, and we never feel it. While you get your gelato at the hip place where they put those cute little mint leaves on the side, someone is being bombed in your name. While you argue with the 17-year-old at the movie theater who gave you a small […]

Kurdish Rebels Move To Gain US Support For Operations Against Iran

Hoping that the United States is serious about directly confronting the Islamic Republic, Iranian Kurdish opposition groups are maneuvering to become an essential part of a new White House policy of weakening and ultimately overthrowing the government in Tehran. Mustafa Hijri, the head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI), visited Washington June 11-17 […]

Army Confirms: These 5 Cities May Host New Futures Command

The Army has narrowed its search for a site to base its newest command — the headquarters that will lead the service’s ambitious modernization strategy — down to five major U.S. cities. For the past three months, Army officials have been visiting major cities that represent centers of innovation and academia to find a home […]

In First Time in 3 Years, Shells Strike Syria’s Sweida

Shells fired by Syrian opposition factions struck Sweida city in the South on Tuesday for the first time since 2015, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. On Tuesday, the monitor said opposition forces fired shells into Sweida city, “which led to loud blasts but no casualties”. “It is the first time since 2015 that […]

Turkey To Receive First F-35 Fighter Jets Despite US Senate Decision: FM

Turkey expects that the United States will deliver the first F-35 joint strike fighters on June 21 with a ceremony despite the U.S. Senate decision to block the procurement of the aircraft to the Turkish government, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said. “There have been attempts in the U.S. parliament regarding the F-35 delivery. Two […]

Renewed Fight Over Libya’s Oil Threatens Entire Country

On the morning of June 14, with just a couple hundred armed men driving a dozen pickup trucks, Ibrahim Jadran, the commander of the so-called Petroleum Facilities Guard, took over two of Libya’s main oil exporting terminals used by the Libyan National Oil Company (NOC) — Es-Sidra and Ras Lanuf. The terminals are located in […]

After the IG Report, Let’s Kill the FBI While We Can – Editorial

If you hoped for a scathing and yet inconclusive report that would satisfy absolutely none of the partisan players claiming the FBI played favorites in the 2016 presidential election, Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz dropped exactly that last week. Basically, the IG found no evidence that the FBI intentionally acted to affect the outcome […]

How Trump and Three Other U.S. Presidents Protected Israel’s Worst-Kept Secret: Its Nuclear Arsenal – Editorial

When a delegation of senior Israeli officials visited the Trump White House on February 13, 2017, they wanted to discuss several issues with their new American counterparts. Topping the list was a secret letter concerning a subject the Israelis had promised the Americans never to discuss publicly—Israel’s undeclared nuclear arsenal. In a recent piece for […]